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PHP Engineer for Books Project

Make your mark in history. Help create one of the largest free libraries of digital books in the world!

The Internet Archive is a non-profit organization 501(C)(3) seeking to provide universal access to all knowledge. We are an online digital library; our collections include audio, video, texts, web sites and software. Internet Archive works together with organizations like Creative Commons and EFF to preserve and protect the public domain, the open source movement and the commons in general.

We seek an inspired and inspiring programmer to help build our digital texts collection. You will be responsible for creating and maintaining processing pipelines of digital books from a variety of partner libraries and adding them to our growing collection. Also there are user interface challenges involving PHP, AJAX, and javascript for helping people work with these books over the net.

Skill Set:

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs at archive dot org with the subject line "Software Engineer for Books Project". The Archive thanks all applicants for their interest, but advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


Book Scanner

Help the Internet Archive digitize public domain books!

The Internet Archive is a non-profit organization 501(C)(3) seeking to provide universal access to all knowledge. It is an online digital library; our collections include audio, video, texts, web sites and software. Internet Archive works together with organizations like Creative Commons and EFF to preserve and expand the public domain, the open source movement and the commons in general.

The Internet Archive seeks a book scanning operator to digitize and help de-bug the scanning process on a brand new book scanning machine. A high tolerance for repetitive tasks is necessary, and an attentiveness to assess image quality and if a page has been skipped. Previous imaging experience not necessary. We are looking for people who are patient, conscientious and detail oriented. Basic knowledge of computers and e-mail required. This is a pleasant, low stress work environment. A love of books a plus. 35-40 hours a week. This is for the evening shift: 4:00 pm -midnight, $10.50/hr. UC Berkeley off-campus location; Bayview exit off of 580.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Send a letter of interest and resume to jobs at archive dot org. Please put �Book Scanner� in the subject line. The Archive thanks all applicants for their interest, but advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


Text Interns

Help the digital commons by interning at the Internet Archive!

The Internet Archiveis a non-profit organization 501(C)(3) seeking to provide universal access to all knowledge. It is an online digital library; our collections include audio, video, texts, web sites and software. Internet Archive works together with organizations like Creative Commons and EFF to preserve and expand the public domain, the open source movement and the commons in general.

Currently the Internet Archive is looking for several enthusiastic interns to review content as it comes in as well as improve existing text and other collections. Internet Archive receives about 200 new items from our users per day and maintain almost 100,000 items as well as over 55 billion archived web pages.

Collections and texts interns improve the quality of the books, music, video, and software collections that are used by millions of users each month:

Requirements:

This internship is 30 hours per week for 3-6 months. This is an unpaid internship, but we will provide lunch and might be able to help with transportation costs. This is an ideal position for a student or recent graduate looking for some experience in digital archiving and related fields.

We are an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs at archive dot org. Be sure to put �Collections Intern� or �Text Intern� in the subject line. The Archive thanks all applicants for their interest, but advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


Night Shift Supervisor (Richmond, CA)

Internet Archive is a non-profit organization working with world-class universities and libraries to create the world's largest digital open-source library.

We are currently looking for an individual to supervise a staff of 11 book scanners during the evening shift at our East Bay scanning center.

Dutied include:

  • Directly supervising and providing frequent feedback to scanners
  • Training new scanners and working with his/her team to reach acceptable quality levels and a target rate.
  • Maintaining and calibrating Scribe hardware and software (cameras and computers), troubleshooting as necessary
  • Perform quality assurance checks of scanned books for both the evening and day shift.
  • Track daily statistics on production and QA, providing feedback where needed.

    Qualifications:

  • Previous supervision experience, preferably within a non-profit/library/academic setting
  • Relatively advanced knowledge of computers, spread sheet software and data storage
  • Experience working in an extremely detailed manner
  • Ability to self-motivate to reach required goals set by Internet Archive

    Location:

    The scanning center is located at the Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF) at U.C. Berkeley's Richmond Field Station, a safe, secure area to work. Easy access from 580 (Bayview Ave. exit); 3 miles from El Cerrito Plaza BART.

    Job Hours:

    4:00PM-midnight

    We are an equal opportunity employer. Send a letter of interest and resume to julie at archive dot org. The Archive thanks all applicants for their interest, but advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.